Flight Control Chain

05-09-2011, 07:01 AM

Mike | Flight Control Chain

Planemakers, once again, came through in a pinch and helped me out and found the replacement roller chain. In case anyone needs this info in the future... it's a 3/8" #35, which can be purchased from McMasters & Carr.

Question - before I go badger Planemakers (again) does anyone know if it's a bad idea to use an Add-and-Connect link (aka masterlink) (see attached pic) to connect the chain to the cable forks (see attached pic)? My A&P seems to think its "fine" but I want to triple check with y'all since so much is riding here. The 'Build Book' seems to call for swedging a .141 rivet but the swedging-tool and rivets aren't available.